Just one week in the past, Frank Ocean made headlines for internet hosting what ended up being a controversial membership evening, referred to as PrEP+. But on Thursday (Oct. 24), the R&B famous person is bringing the get together again to Brooklyn, with just a few new additions.
On Thursday, invites to Ocean’s second PrEP+ membership evening had been despatched out, with the occasion set to happen Thursday evening on the Knockdown Center’s BASEMENT in Queens, New York. The flyer for the occasion additionally got here with an all-new roster of artists showing, together with Leeon, Arca, Papi Juice and Shyboi. Fans have already picked up on a key distinction between this lineup and final week’s: All 4 of the artists showing at PrEP+ tonight are queer.
Last week’s occasion was broadly criticized by LGBTQ activists on Twitter, saying that Ocean’s imaginative and prescient for the occasion was problematic. In his unique announcement and subsequent response to the criticism, Ocean defined that he needed a night that might “pay homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug (pre-exposure prophylaxis, a.k.a. PrEP) … had been invented in that era.”
The occasion was additionally criticized for not placing sufficient of a concentrate on queer artists or queer points, with many accusing Ocean of utilizing the identify of the preventative drug to easily garner consideration. But in his response, Ocean had sharp phrases for these claiming his get together was a PR stunt. “Come get a drink next time and I’ll put several barstools out so you can have as many seats as you need,” he wrote on his Tumblr.
Check out the commercial for tonight’s PrEP+ get together under: